Preparation and practice are essential to one’s safety.
It has been established that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
Being prepared now will save lives in the future.
In case of emergencies, you and your family should be self-sufficient for 72 hours.
The annual Emergency Preparedness Week will be held across Canada on May 1 – May 7, 2011.
Please stay tuned for my upcoming blog about what’s happening for Emergency Preparedness Week’s activities across the country.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
City gives public courses to prepare for an earthquake
March 11, 2011 – INFORMATION BULLETIN: Given the recent devastation in Japan from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the City would like to remind residents that regularly scheduled free courses are being offered to the public on how they can prepare themselves for an earthquake:
West End Community Centre Family & Pet Preparedness
March 15 at 7 p.m.
Roundhouse Community Centre Family & Pet Preparedness
March 22 at 7 p.m.
Dunbar Community Centre Earthquake Preparedness
March 23 at 7 p.m.
Douglas Park Community Centre Earthquake Preparedness
April 7 at 7 p.m.
Renfrew Community Centre Earthquake Preparedness
April 20 at 7 p.m.
Register: 604.257.8387. This course will be held in Cantonese.
Sessions are also offered free of charge to groups of 10 or more. For more information or to book your session online.
Earthquake Preparedness course: Be prepared, not scared
We all witnessed the recent earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand, Haiti and Chile and saw the devastation. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake, yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session covers what is required to develop your family emergency plan, how to conduct a Home Hazard Hunt, and what to do when an earthquake strikes.
Family and Pet Earthquake Preparedness course
The key to surviving a disaster is to ensure you and your family are prepared before the disaster strikes. We saw during Hurricane Katrina that people refused to evacuate if they were not able to take their pets. This session will cover what supplies you need on hand for your family and your pets, how to make your home safe, what to do if you are evacuated, and other steps to create your family and pet emergency plan.
For additional course dates visit: http://www.vancouver.ca/nepp, or call the City’s information 311 information line.